How to Copy Content from your iPod to Your Computer

One of the most commonly asked questions regarding the iPod Touch is how to transfer content from the iPod to your computer. While it’s very easy to transfer data from your computer to your iPod, it can be a little trickier to do it the other way around. But, it can be done. And most importantly, it can be done pretty simply and easily.

Start by connecting the iPod to your PC. It’s likely that iTunes may start syncing your iPod and you’ll need to stop it from doing this. Luckily, that can be done by simply hitting the “X” in the top right corner. Then go to your Control Panel in your computer.

Once you’re in the Control Panel, find “Portable Media Devices,” then find your iPod and double-click on it. Then from the Tools menu, pick “Options”, go to the “View” tab, and click “Show hidden files and folders.” Then just find the folder you want to transfer over to your PC. For instance, if you want to transfer all of your music, find the “Music” folder. Highlight all of the files within the folder and drag and drop them wherever you want them on your computer.

It’s important to remember that while you can do this for much of the data on your iPod, you won’t be able to do it with everything that’s on there. For instance, some apps can’t be copied and some other content files may be immovable. But if you’re just looking to transfer things like your music, your contents, or even your calendar, this trick will do it for ya in a snap!

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